Category Archives: Breads and Bakeries

Vegetarian Galettes


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Vegetarian

Just want to share the latest menu here. Its a simple claasic italian style vegetarian galettes. It is made from our homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, and any vegetables you may wish to add. I did some roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onions and toasted with basil pesto and some black olives. Yummmm….

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Chicken tandoori on ciabatta


Just sharing one of the most popular sandwiches I introduce here on NZ cafe…. Its a marinated tandoori chicken with mayonaise and roasted peppers served in mesculin salad on ciabatta bread. Best when pressed in panini grill….yummm!!!!

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Ham and roasted mushroom galette


Just sharing the latest menu on our cafe…… Its a ham and roasted mushrooms with potato wedges and melted triple cheese in tomato sayce(filling)…. Yummmmm!!!!! Recipe to be posted soon…..

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Mini quiche – pumkin feta and spinach (gluten free)


mini quicheAnother options for a healthy snacks – Pumpkin , feta and spinach. Just made from the fresh vegetable ingredients such as pumpkin (roasted) and blanched spinach. Assembled together in a mini muffin tins. Its like putting your favourite omelette into a muffin tins… Yumm!!!!! ……………… Did you know that spinach nutrition is amazing. The calcium content in spinach strengthens our bones. The A and C vitamins in spinach plus the fiber, folic acid, magnesium and other nutrients help control cancer, especially colon, lung and breast cancers. Folate also lowers the blood levels of something called homocysteine, a protein that damages arteries. So spinach also helps protect against heart disease. Ingredients and Preparations:

Roast pumpkin into small dice seasoned with salt and pepper, Blanch spinach, beaten eggs , some feta cheese.

Assemble all ingredients into a mini muffin tins, pour in beaten eggs and feta cheese. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until ready. Carefull eggs are east to cook. Enjoy!

Futuristic Menu


Futuristic Menu (1024x683)Food in the future……………………My fellow bloggers, I would love to share you what we did in our 2012 Christmas Party in our Church. There is a competition were every group needs to design and create a futuristic dinner booth. And I am very happy to tell you guys that we won the first prize. Yes, the overall champion booth. Who knows this might be the start of a new generation that food in the future might come into a capsule. A flavored capsule which you can choose a wide variety of viand such as roast meats, vegetables, dessert, soups and etc. What you think?………..The lovely tomato flower curving was made by my wife!!!!!

Ingredients and preparation:

Lots of love and team efforts!

Apple Crumble Pie


Apple and apricot slice… This is one of my favourite dessert for apple recipe. Inspired by traditional apple pies, this dessert comes with some apricots and sultanas topped with crumble of oats and butter. Must try!!!!

Ingredients: makes a tin of 6×12 inches

  • 5 cups diced apples (in cans) drain syrup
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1/2 cup bakers flour
  • 1 tsp mix spice

* in a mixing large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix very well. set aside

Base and crumble toppings”

  • 3 cups bakers flour
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 400 grams melted margarine

* In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well then add in margarine. mix well then transfer half of the mixture to a 6×12 tin with baking paper and bake for 15 minutes at 170 degrees. Serve the other half mixture for crumble topping.

Procedures:

  • After the base is cooked, pour in the mixture evenly and toppwed with the remaining crumble. To top simply tear flour mixture everything is covered.
  • Bake at 1 hour for 160 degrees. Set aside and cool down and slice in your desred sizes.
  • Best served chilled with a cup of coffee or tea.

Gourmet Pies – Mushroom and Spinach


pies….just playing with the layers of spinach in this pie, it is a simple pie made with traditional and all time favorite spinach and feta combination plus a herb roasted mushroom and bacon topping. You can never
Be wrong with this recipe, so simple tet very satisfing taste. Must try!!!!

Ingredients: makes 6 – 8 pies

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 18 pcs button mushrooms (cut in half)
  • 5 pcs streaky bacon (cooked)
  • 12 pcs fresh spinach leaves
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh milk
  • salt and pepper
  • mix dried herbs (marjoram and thyme)
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • Savoury pastry sheets approx 2 pcs 12 x 12
  • grated cheese for topping

Procedures:

  • In a muffin pan, spray oil and mold pastry sheets using a standard saucer. you can make pie molding of 6 or even 8 pcs on 2 pcs of 12×12 savoury pastry. Place and tear spinach leaves approc 1.5 pcs each molding. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk and cream and seasoned with salt and pepper and little herbs. Mix well. Pour in to pie molding about 3/4 full. Bake in 160 degrees at 20 minutes. Let it cool then Set aside
  • heat a wide pan seared or pan roast mushroom and seasoned with salt and pepper and little herbs.
  • Then assemble mushroom and bacon to pie molding topped with cheese. Bring to oven for same degrees allowing the cheese to melt for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with your favorite coffee or tea.

Kid’s Kiwi Breakfast


Just want to make fun with the kids.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pcs wheat bread
  • 2 pcs poached egg
  • 2 pcs streaky bacon cooked
  • parsley for garnishing.

Procedures:

  • In a plate, assemble everything making a smiley face
  • To poached an egg – simply add little vinegar and salt to boiling water. poach egg for 2 minutes or you desired egg doneness.
  • Smile

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Gourmet Ham Sandwich


Gourmet sandwiches……………Just want to share you the best selling ham sandwich “to go or takeaway” I’ve ever made. So simple and very healthy loaded with mesclun greens and vegetables complete with egg served in a soy and linseed bread. Great for you snack, morning and afternoon tea or even lunch and breakfast. ………………Did you know that eggs are very good source of protein? By eating 2 pcs eggs a day, it supplies all the protein you need during the day. As we know, protein helps build our muscles and strong bones. And also, eggs are a very cheap source of protein too. Here in NZ, Eggs are priced at 4.90 NZD a tray (30 pcs). How about in your place?…….

Ingredients:

Egg mixture:

  • 4 boiled eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Sandwich Recipe:

  • 2 pcs soy linseed bread
  • mesclun greens
  • grated carrots
  • grated cheese
  • little mayo
  • 2 pcs shoulder ham
  • 2 pcs tomato
  • 2 pcs cucumber
  • egg salad
  • salt and pepper

Procedures:

  • Just using your creative imagination, assemble all ingredients together.
  • Best for your lunch box and snack with a cup of coffee or tea.

Dates and Sultana Scones


Scones………..My shift in the morning wont be complete If I don’t make this scone. As part of my routine, baking scones, muffins, rolls, loaf, quiche and other baking staff. I consider this scone making will be your entry-level to the world of baking. The first time I made it, It doesn’t really looks good as the flour did not rise. Because my Pastry Chef told me that if I mix it very well, the scones will not rise. Well, I am a type of person that the motto is “to see is to believe”. So what I did is, I mix it really well. The Chef is right, It did not rise! So from then on, I learn the patience when it comes to baking………………Did you know that dates and sultanas contains fluorine, which is an essential mineral to slow down the process of early tooth decay. Fluorine is also known to keep plaque at bay by strengthening the tooth enamel. However, many people are of the misconception that tooth enamel can magically reverse tooth decay. This is not true. Tooth enamel consists of hydroxyapatites, which when brought in contact with fluorine forms hydroxyfluoroapatites, which is resistant to decay. This clearly means that fluorine helps prevent further tooth decay, but cannot reverse the decay process. …..

Ingredients: makes 8-10 scones depending on your desired size.

  • 3 cups self-raising flour (you may need a more)
  • 100 grams melted butter
  • 100 grams white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100 grams dates and 100 grams sultana soaked in 1 cup water for at least 1 hour
  • 3/4 cup milk

Procedures:

  • In a very wide mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients first them mix well. Pour in flour and salt and fold until mixture are dry and but little bit soft. you may need extra flour.
  • Using your hand, mold a circle flour in your palm depending on your size. repeat procedures and this recipe makes 8-10 scones. place into a tray with sprayed oil.
  • Bake at 180 degrees at 25 minutes.
  • Serve hot with coffee or tea
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